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Starship Troopers: Invasion DVD.

August 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Starship Troopers: Invasion DVD.

We’ve come a long way since Robert Heinlein’s original novel ‘Starship Troopers’. The first movie in 1987 was pretty good but the sequels have never really reached the same level. This is the fourth offering to bear this name but does it live up to its predecessors? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Despite that, this […]

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ParaNorman (Frank’s Take).

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ParaNorman (Frank’s Take).

There are not many slick stop-motion animated features to boast about recently until the arrival of freakish and fun-loving monster fable ParaNorman. Highly sophisticated in its ghoulish gumption, ParaNorman is indeed a goose-bump treat for the kiddies as well as their grown-up counterparts that will rejoice in the Gothic-style antics of humor, hokey-minded horror and […]

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Luke Scott Loom’s large over scifi movies.

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Luke Scott Loom’s large over scifi movies.

When Ridley Scott is your dad, you might think that somewhere in the back of Luke Scott’s mind is the thought that he has got a lot to live up to. He’s already licked his film-making chops by handling some of the viral videos for his father’s recent Prometheus movie (remember the Peter Weyland TED […]

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

The whimsical wonderment behind The Odd Life of Timothy Green is undeniably sweet and sentimental. This is the kind of nostalgic Disney-esque style filmmaking that satisfies the uplifting verve of movie audiences looking to escape into a magical malaise of the cutesy curiosities. Armed with a thought-provoking message about a pocketful of miracles resting on […]

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Detention (DVD review).

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Detention (DVD review).

A fast-talking, fast-action comedy horror for teen-agers, the movie is set in a grossly dysfunctional American high school called Grizzly Lake. In fact, a grizzly bear plays a large part in the proceedings. Guess what, he’s really a time machine! This could give you a clue to the nature of the movie but, on top […]

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Captain America, back in the world.

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Captain America, back in the world.

Here’s another tickler for The Avengers’ DVD release, this time a clip of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, back in the world (current), and moping about all that he has lost. It sure is tough being frozen and reanimated out of time. Just ask Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Although, to be fair, he […]

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

Thanks to Boingboing for highlighting the existence of this amusing documentary on the real Dude that the character of the same name was based on in the Coen Brothers’ movie, The Big Lebowski. It seems that The Big Lebowski has become more of a cult hit than I was aware, with its own cons and […]

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Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

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Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

One for the BONDage and spy-fi fans among you. MGM will be releasing a new documentary in October this year called ‘Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’, directed by Stevan Riley and produced by John Battsek/Simon Chinn, as part of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movies happening that month. Can it […]

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The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

The poltergeist puff piece The Apparition would not put a decent scare into Casper the Friendly Ghost. This generic boofest is set in the predictable confines of suburbia and ill-advisedly looks to capitalize on the Paranormal Activities phenomenon. Merely a derivative goose-bump ghost ride, The Apparition is the callow concoction of first-time feature film director-writer […]

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The Avengers alternative beginning.

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The Avengers alternative beginning.

Those movie types over at Marvel know how to frontload the success of their DVDs/Bluerays for The Avengers, in this case, one of the extras is an alternative beginning for the film. I can see why they didn’t use this, though, as it kind of gives the game away before it’s even begun.

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